Lego Exhibition in Flint

Everyone loves Legos, right? As children we all had a number of Lego sets, ranging from pirates to space police to those totally-cute-and-not-scary little glow-in-the-dark skeletons. In recent years, they’ve branched out into more recognizable brands ranging from Star Wars and Harry Potter to Ghostbusters and The Simpsons, but the point of Lego has always been the same: having a ton of fun building whatever you want out of tiny colorful bricks.

Of course, this sort of free-form play can lead to any number of beautiful, outlandish, and imaginative creations, and for a perfect example of this you don’t have to look any further than the Michigan Lego Users Group! With members from all over Michigan, from Kalamazoo to Metro Detroit and even some from Canada and Indiana, the Michigan Lego Users Group (or MichLUG, as they call themselves) is Michigan’s foremost group for building, designing, and displaying Lego creations.

Curious about the group’s works? If you live in or around the Flint area, then you’re in luck! Members of MichLUG will be exhibiting their original sculptures and creations at the Flint Institute of Arts (or FIA) in the Bishop Gallery from now until the 5th of April. The exhibit will be free to the public (once you’ve paid for admission to the museum, of course) and if you come on March 28th there will be members of MichLUG on hand to explain their designs and talk with other Lego enthusiasts!

But what about non-members? Maybe you’ve seen some of MichLUG’s work and you’re inspired to make your own? On March 28th the FIA’s Art School will sponsor their fourth annual Lego exhibition and competition! Lego fans of all ages, from K-12 (with a special 18-and-over category) will be encouraged to create and submit their own unique Lego creations. Entrants can submit an original design (no kits or copies, please!) and will be awarded prizes in the categories of most creative, most technically challenging, People’s Choice, and Honorable Mention with the inclusion of potential Art School scholarships, gift cards, and Lego kits!

Whether you’re looking to show off your own Lego genius or merely appreciate the work of others, MichLUG would be happy to see you there! For more information, check out the FIA’s event page.

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